1. Single Session Therapy
(back to back sessions for trauma treatment or relationship workshops),
2. Couples weekend workshops,
3. Short Term Therapy (STT) 1-6 sessions.
4. Brief Therapy (up to 12 sessions), or
5. Long-Term Counselling - relational developments, deep exploration and self awareness, (unlimited).
Usually counselling sessions are attend weekly, some clients chose to attend twice weekly. Some people attend to address a particular issue whilst others attend regularly to fully meet themselves and make the most of their life. Furthermore, long term is also chosen to maintain therapeutic effect to become deep-seated and embodied within an ever changing environment.
The aim is to fit sessions with the clients reasoning and emotive contexts for engaging therapeutic interactions in a way that is most beneficial for therapeutic gains.
Generating meaningful felt-change with a wide range of contexts is possible and within my experience:
Unlock authenticity - you, "The Truest & Calmest Self"
My speciality is assisting clients to safely find and work through the traumatic experiences that can communicate through the body, as symptoms. Trauma can sometimes present as clear communication about what it is and other times trauma can be a complex, that hides parts of human experience.
An impacting Traumatic experience or gradually developed psychological wounds that remain unprocessed may arise as: work related stress, sociocultural stresses, relational burdens, significant event stress, body issues, pain. People come to me with a range of contexts e.g. people living with asthma to the emotional effects of car crashes. It is not unusual for non-treated trauma (even forgotten / cloaked / unknown / pre-verbal, birth or conception traumas) to lead to concerns I have mentioned above.
Guiding towards calming "innate connection" is a key part of my work.
I have counselled peoples from many walks of life, for example: People in the Media, Field staff, Office staff, Factory Workers, Bulders, Teachers, Medical staff, Patients from hospitals (including mental hospitals), Managers, Self-Employed, Directors, other counsellors and various Professional peoples....
I believe we all have a natural tendency to desire more from life in a wholesome, natural, and economical way. By therapeutic exploration and validation of the wider system and the possibilities outside of your usual systemic binds these potentials can be enlivened and reinforced for personal therapeutic gains.
People do not have to be "ill" or be desperate to come for counselling, as a systemic counsellor I'm not seeking to diagnose a medical illness or tell clients there is something wrong with them. Counselling can be for self-improvement or preventative measures, to adjust the system, a before rather than after approach is on the increase, to establish, maintain, enhance or re-establish healthy relations.
Ethically counsellors can not be experts on your life. I believe it is important to value clients narratives rather than try and "fix" people with a proven set of mechanized ideas or advice that overbears their own thinking and life experiences. Clients have their own inner wealth of resources that are equally valid. Both / & more can be valued in systemic counselling, (many/&).
Systemic counselling is a form of psychotherapy because it works with many aspects at once where generally counselling does not - the Systems counsellor is inclusive orientated and would less likely to work with a lineal / pathological format.
One definition of systemic counselling is:
A system is a complex pattern of social relationships. Systemic Counselling deals with not only you as an individual, in counselling, it involves the people that are in your life who influence and inform you - the contextual landscape of persons are argued to be socially constructed and embodied within your experiences.
By this definition and if diagnosing someone with a disorder this in-turn would also be diagnosing the system of origin and the people who surround and influence this person. Further to this complex it would be unfair to place all the blame on one part or member of any given system because it potentially burdens and damages their existence. Systemic Thinking has long argued "the one" in this context is a symptom of the system rather than a faulted one - it is a multi-partial perspective.